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Exploring Chincoteague, Assateague and Wallops Islands by Land and by Sea

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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The barrier islands off Virginia’s Eastern Shore are protected from the effects of human habitation, their abundant ecosystems left to develop naturally amid the whims of tide and tempest. Through special access to three of these shifting masses of sand, swampland and coves — Chincoteague, Assateague and Wallops islands — join biologists and naturalists on a quest for understanding these dynamic environments that are designated a World Biosphere Reserve. Collect specimens on research cruises and learn how wetlands function and why they are so important to the environment. Search for dolphins, and shells, and scour the dunes and marshlands for birdlife.


• Cruise through one of the most productive ecosystems on earth as you trawl for samples of the organisms found in the estuary.
• Visit a pristine barrier beach on Wallops Island Navy and NASA base. Spend time searching for shells and enjoying the sound of the rolling waves.
• Explore Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge — more than 14,000 acres of beach, dunes, marsh and forest.

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Walking up to two miles on uneven, soft, sandy surfaces.

Coordinated by the Chincoteague Bay Field Station.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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